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Offline cbskater

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Re: You know you skate too much when...
« Reply #125 on: June 27, 2015, 08:06:14 PM »
you practice in a dress and tights (a rarity for me) and realize on the way home from the rink that you need something from Home Depot... and honestly consider running in "just for a minute" in said dress.  (For the record, I didn't, but it was really, really hard not to do it.)

Hah! I work at Home Depot & that would be a refreshing change from some of the other customers that we get! Some not only look really grungy, they smell that way too!

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Re: You know you skate too much when...
« Reply #126 on: June 28, 2015, 12:28:39 AM »
you practice in a dress and tights (a rarity for me) and realize on the way home from the rink that you need something from Home Depot... and honestly consider running in "just for a minute" in said dress.  (For the record, I didn't, but it was really, really hard not to do it.)

I would have. I routinely go grocery shopping straight after skating...and I don't change.

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Re: You know you skate too much when...
« Reply #127 on: June 30, 2015, 10:18:08 PM »
I am more upset about having to replace my skates that were in my car that was just stolen than I am about having to replace my car.
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Re: You know you skate too much when...
« Reply #128 on: June 30, 2015, 10:20:08 PM »
I am more upset about having to replace my skates that were in my car that was just stolen than I am about having to replace my car.

IT's harder to replace your skates than a car. I've bought a car in 45 mins. Skates, I have to get measured, then wait 3 months, then pick them up with new blades, then spend 3-4 week breaking them in.
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Re: You know you skate too much when...
« Reply #129 on: July 01, 2015, 07:39:17 PM »
I am more upset about having to replace my skates that were in my car that was just stolen than I am about having to replace my car.

Well that s****. Cops have any leads yet?
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Re: You know you skate too much when...
« Reply #130 on: July 01, 2015, 09:15:24 PM »
I am more upset about having to replace my skates that were in my car that was just stolen than I am about having to replace my car.

Oh no, that's awful!  I do know what you mean.  My skates are worth more than my current vehicle, and would take months to replace.  It's a skater's nightmare to get their skates stolen!

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Re: You know you skate too much when...
« Reply #131 on: July 01, 2015, 10:40:07 PM »
Well that s****. Cops have any leads yet?

No leads. I figure it went straight to a chop-shop. I mean, who steals a 19 year old car except for parts. I was in a parking lot full of nice BMWs and Mercedes but all of them have chip immobilizers now so mine was easy pickings I guess. Still mighty brazen to steal a car in the middle of the afternoon from the employee parking lot at city hall. Unfortunately no cameras in the lot.
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Re: You know you skate too much when...
« Reply #132 on: July 02, 2015, 10:26:04 PM »
Awful!

My skates are worth more than my car too.
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Re: You know you skate too much when...
« Reply #133 on: July 03, 2015, 07:00:35 AM »
you practice in a dress and tights (a rarity for me) and realize on the way home from the rink that you need something from Home Depot... and honestly consider running in "just for a minute" in said dress.  (For the record, I didn't, but it was really, really hard not to do it.)

Filled the car with fuel once in my bright green skating skirt and a tank top.

In my defence, I'd just come out of practice and it was 35C.
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Re: You know you skate too much when...
« Reply #134 on: July 03, 2015, 07:01:40 AM »
I am more upset about having to replace my skates that were in my car that was just stolen than I am about having to replace my car.

That sucks big :(

Worst part is they've either chop-shopped it as you say, or they've flogged the guts out of it then set it on fire somewhere. Either way your skates are probably in a bin somewhere or burned into a melted puddle.
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Re: You know you skate too much when...
« Reply #135 on: July 03, 2015, 08:15:00 AM »
Filled the car with fuel once in my bright green skating skirt and a tank top.

In my defence, I'd just come out of practice and it was 35C.
I used to do this regularly.
It was when I went for dinner in skating dress, with office trouser over the top (to be fair it was next door to the rink) and a strange woman came up to me and asked me if my 4 year old had dressed me. It did make me think twice about doing it again (although I put her down as very rude cos who comments to a perfect stranger on what they're wearing?!).

It didn't stop me driving in skating skirts. That stopped after I was involved in a major car accident and was stuck with police, fire and ambulance crews. I was there apologising for my dress, saying I didn't always go out like that. The policeman was like, it's OK madam, we've seen it all before...

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Re: You know you skate too much when...
« Reply #136 on: July 03, 2015, 03:54:19 PM »
LOL, great stories!

I simply wouldn't feel comfortable skating in any clothes that I wouldn't be happy to be generally seen out in public in.   Skating is "out in public" too as far as I'm concerned.

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Re: You know you skate too much when...
« Reply #137 on: July 10, 2015, 11:02:50 AM »
 You take a shower both before and after you skate, because you have to feel beautiful on the ice.  (And, you can't be beautiful if you sweated in the summer heat).


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Re: You know you skate too much when...
« Reply #138 on: July 10, 2015, 07:27:40 PM »
Haha!  I keep wanting to put a skirt over my skate pants but I don't have the nerve yet.... maybe when I skate a bit better.
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Re: You know you skate too much when...
« Reply #139 on: July 11, 2015, 11:27:06 PM »
Post-competition tonight, mom and I went to dinner (we didn't leave the rink until 9), and I had forgotten to bring the change of clothes (still conveniently on the bed at home), so skating dress, tights, and hot pink running shoes it was.  Hunger won over potential shame.

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Re: You know you skate too much when...
« Reply #140 on: July 12, 2015, 06:39:10 PM »
That's high fashion, meli!  Hope dinner was good.

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Re: You know you skate too much when...
« Reply #141 on: July 18, 2015, 07:34:41 PM »
You count the hours you skate so you can schedule your next sharpening.
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Re: You know you skate too much when...
« Reply #142 on: July 23, 2015, 01:27:13 AM »
... you watch freestyle skiing and you can't help but say "sigh, two footed landing" after every triple inverted double flipped quadruple spiralled helicopter jump.

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Re: You know you skate too much when...
« Reply #143 on: July 25, 2015, 08:21:23 PM »
You regard youTube and Wikipedia as basically figure skating sites that the rest of the world is allowed to use for less important reasons.
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Re: You know you skate too much when...
« Reply #144 on: July 28, 2015, 08:53:38 PM »
…you (the college professor) tell your husband (the high school teacher) that you can't wait for September.  Because adult public sessions start up again.

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Re: You know you skate too much when...
« Reply #145 on: August 14, 2015, 10:34:20 PM »
...when you determine what day it is based on which rink you skated at... and get confused trying to remember if it's Friday or Saturday because you skated at the "wrong" one.

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Re: You know you skate too much when...
« Reply #146 on: July 21, 2016, 08:51:27 PM »
You know you skate too much when 95% of the Pokemon you've caught have been at the rink.

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Re: You know you skate too much when...
« Reply #147 on: July 21, 2016, 08:57:27 PM »
You know you skate just the right amount, when you spend so much time skating that you don't have time to even have a look at the lastest pop trends.  ::>)

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Re: You know you skate too much when...
« Reply #148 on: January 03, 2017, 01:58:15 PM »
You know you skate too much when you spot a dime on the floor by the bench and your first thought is not "I'm rich!" but rather "I'd better move that before someone trashes their blade on it."

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Re: You know you skate too much when...
« Reply #149 on: January 07, 2017, 10:13:28 AM »
Yeah, the beginning of the new year is a good trigger to reflect on this topic.

You know you skate too much when you are a male in his 60's and

(a) You read a forum thread on "Keeping warm in a skirt", and you think, "That's an intriguing thermal transfer problem."

(b) You read a forum thread on "Skating while being well endowed in the chest", and you think, "How does a substantially axially-asymmetric load distribution affect a forward scratch spin?"

(c) Some of your most supportive, comforting, and endearing friends are 7 - 14 yr old girls.